“Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.” --- Howard Marks
“It’s not supposed to be easy. Anyone who finds it easy is stupid.” — Charlie Munger
The ability to risk looking like an idiot is necessary for being different.
Extraordinary performance comes from being different
To learn is to broaden, to experience more, to snatch new aspects of life for yourself. To refuse to learn or to be relieved at not having to learn is to commit a form of suicide; in the long run, a more meaningful type of suicide than the mere ending of physical life.
Knowledge is not only power; it is happiness, and being taught is the intellectual analog of being loved.
— Isaac Asimov, Yours, Isaac Asimov: A Life in Letters
man is not a means to an end, but an end in themselves